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Walked into the pub at the wrong time and got roped into opening tomorrows village fate as the a town cryer. What should I say?
Walked into the pub at the wrong time and got roped into opening tomorrows village fate as the a town cryer. What should I say?

One or two serious answers would be appreciated. I genuinely have no idea!

Thank you for all the suggestions! I've taken inspiration and settled on this:

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez!

Lend me your ears! On this fine day, we gather to celebrate our beloved village. Come one, come all! Enjoy the delights that await – from treats to merry games, from skilled crafts to joyous music. Let us rejoice in the company of friends and neighbours. Let the merriment begin, for our annual fete is now open!

It’s coming home! It’s coming home! It’s coming home!

God save the king!.









Has anyone made a royal duck up at work and still kept their job!
Has anyone made a royal duck up at work and still kept their job!

I work in a call centre for UK bank. I was on a recorded line swearing and complaining to myself about a random customer I had in the past and complaining about them and saying how I plan on not taking more calls as I have a date to get ready for and I was ranting about men and dating in general and then I started doing my make up and this lasted for 40 minutes. All of this can be heard loud and clear on the line.

I had transferred a customer to another department and not realised the call was still live and that the call is still being recorded even though the customer was no longer there. Please can anyone tell me any stories of bad mistakes and things you’ve done in your job that can make me feel slightly better about my awful situation.



The DPD man gave me a stern look this morning because a parcel had the wrong postcode on it.
The DPD man gave me a stern look this morning because a parcel had the wrong postcode on it.

So I gave him a cheery hello, and without looking up from his tracking device thing he said “surname”. I gave him my surname, he took a photo of the parcel, told me it had the wrong postcode on it, handed me the parcel, pointed to the wrong postcode and walked off. To his credit he did say “see you later” but it wasn’t a friendly one! 😀

Like I’d posted the parcel myself using the wrong postcode!

Anyone else got stories of quietly seething delivery people quietly seething in your direction?